Approve Colombia FTA, Designate Venezuela a Terror Sanctuary

The Associated Press reports that Venezuela leader Hugo Chavez yesterday “urged Venezuela’s allies to form an “anti-imperialist” military alliance to defend Latin America from possible attacks by the United States … warning that Washington poses a threat to regional security, Chavez called on Nicaragua, Bolivia and communist-led Cuba to “put together a common defense strategy and …

Venezuelan Ammunition Reaching Colombian Terrorist Group

The Miami Herald reports this morning that Colombian officials told them that Venezuela continues to supply ammunition to the FARC terrorist group operating out of southern Colombia. “The [Colombian] officers said their evidence came from inspections of ammunition seized from guerrillas in northeastern Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, and the testimony of deserters from the …

U.S. Targets FARC Terrorists’ Financial Networks

Update and related to a prior post today,  the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of one entity and six individuals acting on behalf of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, a Colombian narco-terrorist group. 

Terrorist Group is a “Real Army,” a Venezuelan/Cuban Land Grab for the Bolivarian Union?

Seeking to legitimize himself after repeated political failures in recent months, Venezuela’s leader Hugo Chavez has launched the next phase in his political kabuki theatre to undermine U.S. interests in the region.  Over at the Human Events website Gustavo Coronel, a former Venezuelan Congressman, details Chavez’s latest effort in his war of attrition against Colombian democracy. The …

Cuba/Venezuela Wage De Facto War of Attrition on Colombian Democracy

A few weeks ago I wrote about the imminent release of hostages being held by FARC terrorists in the jungles of Colombia.  We now know for certain Venezuela’s leader Hugo Chavez sole purpose had nothing to with playing “peacemaker,” but rather seek to legitimize a terrorist group. During his State of the Union speech before the Venezuelan …

South America’s Dangerous Political Charlatans Lose, Again

For several months family members, international observers such as the Red Cross, media, and others anxiously waited for the release of several hostages held by Latin America’s largest terrorist organization, the FARC-People’s Army.   As posted on December 28, 2007 on this blog, the leaders of this political stage-show were doing nothing more than a canard.   Yesterday, …

Chavez, the FARC and Cuba: Fodder for Oliver Stone’s Next Movie, Recklessness

What was supposed to have been a public relations coup for Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez may turn out to be another political disaster just like the recent Venezuelan constitutional referendum.   Just two days ago all was said and done.  Chavez was flanked by Argentina’s former President Nestor Kirchner and later Hollywood producer Oliver Stone proclaiming that …